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New Contributor
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Registered: ‎01-10-2015

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

Mg5250 just over 2 years old got u 502 error last nite 😠
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-04-2015

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

Hallo everyone. 

 

While anything I guess is possible I really don't think this is caused by an unknown software/firmware update. Let me expalin why . For me it was working fine and had been for 20 months and then 20 seconds later it was not working. I don't see how there can have been a firmware update during that time without any beep or pause or reset or anything. 

 

And secondly this issue has been discussed in the forum for many months - as i now know - pre dating my purchase of the machine, I'm fairly sure that my everything was up-to-date at the time. 

 

One possible cause I think is that the inkjet cleaning pads become dirty with dryed ink after a time in use and this is reported to the system as incorrect print-head set up.

 

I did see a U-Tube on how to fix this by finding the cleaning pads and washing them. However my cleaning pads are certainly not as easilly accessible as those in the video. Any how for me my time is worth more than the cost of spending a couple of hours on trying to find remove clean and replace them and a new non-Canon replacement is the only economic solution. 

 

I now have a brand new HP laserjet, which hopefully won't have the same or similar issue.  

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Posts: 12
Registered: ‎09-19-2013

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

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This makes sense to me too.  My MP600 went from working to non-working in an instant.  I'd had it for several years and it seems like it would have updated and had the problem earlier if it were due to the firmware.     I think it's an unintentional glitch in the original software and how it responds to the ink pads getting full.   Canon should still be doing something to stand behind their name.    

 

I was looking at buying a Canon Camera on sale before Christmas but there were reports of some folks having a problem and now that I've experienced Canon's customer non-service, I passed on the camera...

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-11-2015

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

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Add me to the list of disgruntled victims of the U052 Error Message.  My Pixma MX892 is about 2 years old, and has received only light use during that time.  Any solutions (other than a heave from a cliff) would be welcome.

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Posts: 37
Registered: ‎09-21-2014

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

If you all will read all the previous posts, the "ink pad solution" has been discussed and ended up not being a solution. Most of everyones printer that has posted on here has died in the process of printing.
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-09-2015

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

Hi, i ve washed the ,,cleaning pads" . The problem not solved.I put another head on my pixma mp610 i make 1 copy then suddenly error U052.No pins broken no oxide on contacts ...no working.No cloged printhead. Its a software problem i think.Why the scanner not function at all? I want to save some document but i can t do it. Why i need the printhead for scanning??I think an update its necesary to fix most of problem.But this firmware/update don t come never. they want to buy a new one or a new printhead maybe with a cost a new printer .The answer from Canon for this error....a bad joke.They cheating on us.Sad but true.

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Registered: ‎01-11-2015

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

Mg5220 owner here. I had mine for over 4 years, but I rarely printed anything. Maybe a total of 100 photos and 3-400 pieces of paper. 

I got the U052 error and tried cleaning out the mats as was posted in the "John's Lab' Youtube video to no avail.

 

I guess I am scrapping this thing, but I just wanted to say that this is a real shame. I am in the market for a new DSLR and lenses and after this, I think I'll have to pass on the canon systems. It is really a shame that Canon is willing to make lifelong enemies out of their customer base with this terrible policy of planned obsolescence.

 

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎11-03-2014

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

I saw the Youtube video about washing the pads and followed it exactly and it was a waste of time. Has everybody joined the class action lawsuit?

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-11-2015

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

New printer with limited printing needs and this "dreaded U052 wrong printhead error" has happened to me too. I have followed the youtube clips and instructions on cleaning the old ink. To no avail. What is my next step because I don't have the resources to go and purchase a new printer. Thanks for your help.

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Posts: 35
Registered: ‎01-08-2015

Re: Call to Arms for the dreaded U052 Wrong Printhead Error

If it's new, is it not still under guarantee?

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